"These are two family cemeteries that were included in what was Tract BC-226 owned by Mary A. Chapin et vir. in 1944 (see Table 1 and Figure 1). The eastern-most is located east of the railway spur and north of Route 40 on property now owned by Virginia Tech and was not marked as "relocated" on the 1944 map. The western-most is to the
southwest, west of the railway track and east of Military Road. One cemetery from this tract, "Wilson," is included on Godburn's list of cemeteries relocated to Butterwood
Church where 16 individuals are listed: Jim Farley, Lemuel H. Wilson, Fannie Hobbs Wilson, Liza Wilson and a Farley infant were moved to Butterwood Church, and Mary E.
Wilson, Mrs. Farley and 9 Unknown individuals were moved to Blackstone (Godburn 1977: G-8). The metal markers at Gills Bridge Road Cemetery also refer to a cemetery
on the Mary Chapin tract and list 4 unknown individuals (see Table 5). However, there is no information as to which of these cemeteries is "Wilson" or which is the Chapin plot noted on the metal markers. If the map is correct, both may be referring to the same cemetery (western-most) as it is the only one marked as having been relocated. The exact locations of these former cemeteries have not been identified at the time of this survey."
Fort Pickett Historic Cemeteries
Brunswick, Dinwiddie & Nottoway Counties, Virginia
Fort Pickett Cultural Resource Management Project 2005.06
Conservation Management Institute
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
Cultural Resources Program
200 W 10th St, Pickett Park, Blackstone, VA 23824
Author: James G. Parker - February 2007
Works referenced by:
Beverly A. Boyko, Wayne C.J. Boyko & Katherine E. Sutton; Terry Clouthier; Doug Colebum; Pamela Hurak; Clifton A. Huston, Charles M. Downing & Anne S. Beckett; Mary Cecilia Godburn; Matthew Laird; Michelle MacCarthy; Carol D. Tyrer, Jen Green & Matthew Laird; Len Winter, Brad Botwick & Debra A. McClane; Wayne Stith; Isham E. Hargrave.
***AVAILABLE at the Brunswick, Dinwiddie & Nottoway County Public Libraries
- Added: 5 Sep 2010
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